- 1to make someone feel very ashamed or embarrassed synonym humiliate
- 2 She was mortified to realize he had heard every word she said.
NAmE//ˈmɔrt̮əˌfaɪ//[usually passive] mortify somebody (to do something) it mortifies somebody that…Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mortify
he / she / it mortifies
past simple mortified
-ing form mortifying
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NAmE//ˌmɔrt̮əfəˈkeɪʃn//noun [uncountable] Imagine my mortification when I found out.
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adjective How mortifying to have to apologize to him!